Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "Named for the two hundredth anniversary of the Argentinian revolution that started in 1810 that would ultimately lead to the establishment of Argentina as an independent country"
Named By: Fernando E. Novas, Martin D. Ezcurra, Federico L. Agnolin, Diego Pol & Raul Ortiz in 2012
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 90 Ma
Location: Argentina
Size: Estimated around 2.5 to 3 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Disarticulated remains of several individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Coelurosauria |

Bicentenaria is a genus of carnivorous coelurosaurian theropods which lived during the early Late Cretaceous (about 90 million years ago) in what is now Argentina. It currently contains only the type species, Bicentenaria argentina. Estimates suggest that it was 2.5 to 3 metres (8 to 10 ft) in length. This name was first reported in news articles in June 2012, and the paper describing it was formally published in August 2012.

Read more about Bicentenaria at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra